“Batuque” is a performance inspired by the Afro-Brazilian faith Candomblé. In this belief the entities are represented by people wearing specific clothing as part of a ritual that transposes them into another dimension. The name “Batuque” is used to refer to the religion, especially before the 19th century and is also the Brazilian word associated with percussion instruments and with african roots. In this performance the wearer becomes a sort of creature or entity that has an extra sense. Its skin senses the surround sound and reacts to it accordingly, with movements and vibrations. The garment uses sensor technology and digital prototyping techniques, such as 3d printing and laser engraving, to create a magical and enjoyable experience. 

This work was possible due to the Made@EU Creative Europe Project  at Fablab Barcelona.

Technical Support / 3D modeling: Wiebke Mueller

Fashion assistant: Justine Vivier, Sæunn Kjartansdóttir


photo: Tristan Copley Smith

model: norma deseke

Direction: anastasia Pistofidou